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Lives lost on this day: 1

26th May 1918 - County War Pensions Committee

Rolling casualty count: 9742

War Front:

2nd Batt: A and B Coys paraded at full strength for a muster roll call. There was kit inspection and firing on the range. C Coy provided all the duties for the Batt.

4th Batt: RE material carried forward by mules. Bosch active in the evening and at night. Gas was liberated by us in the early hours. W Coy sent out a patrol under 2Lt JC Marryatt to try and get a prisoner. A large enemy working party was spotted which scattered as the patrol approached.

Home Front:

County War Pensions Committee – Increased Number of Cases – A meeting of the Worcestershire Naval and Military War Pensions Committee was held on Friday at the Shirehall. A resolution was received from the Gloucester Local Committee urging upon the Ministry the necessity of providing accommodation for tuberculosis cases, both early and advanced as speedily as possible. The cost to be provided by the state. It was decided heartily to support the recommendation.

Oddfellows’ A.D.M. – Worcester Proposal Rejected - At the annual conference of the Independent Order of Oddfellows at Cheltenham on Friday, there was rejected a proposal from Worcester which urged the A.M.C. should take steps to call the Government’s attention to the great increase in the payment of benefits to soldiers and also that the Government should be called upon to meet any additional expenditure brought about by the war, in a similar manner to that adopted on behalf of the State insurance benefit fund.

Information researched by The Worcestershire World War 100 team